Any institution, building, residence, private home, or other place, whether operated for profit or not, including a place operated by a county or municipality, which undertakes through its ownership or management to provide for a period exceeding 24-hour nursing care, personal care, or custodial care for three or more persons not related to the owner or manager by blood or marriage, who by reason of illness, physical infirmity, or advanced age require such services, but does not include any place providing care and treatment primarily for the acutely ill. A facility offering services for fewer than three persons is within the meaning of this definition if it holds itself out to the public to be an establishment which regularly provides such services. Section 400.021(8) F.S.
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). (This link will open a new browser window).
Physical Plant Inspections?
No. Except for sanitary nuisance complaints investigated in coordination with the lead agency. Section 386.01, F.S.
Yes - DOH Rules - 64E-11, F.A.C. (pdf)